Japanese Maple

An established cut leaf weeping Japanese Maple did not survive last winter, however 10 others on the same property did. It simply did not bud or come into leaf at all. The location was sun am shade pm. Garden has…

Planting seeds from red berried tree

I have acquired some seeds from a shrub or a tree that has red berries.  I brought them home as decoration.   I see there are seeds in the berries. I’d like to plant them in the community garden.  Is this…

Magnolia tree in distress

Pictures: https://imgur.com/a/wfkBs Location: South Etobicoke, Toronto. Exposure: Tree is in front yard and gets plenty of sun morning/afternoon. Our house would mostly shade the tree in later afternoon/evening. Summary: Lived at this house since 2011. Tree seemed fine each year,…

Corkscrew willow aphids

We have a corkscrew willow in our yard, 20 ft tall, around 15 yrs old. Around 6 weeks ago, willow aphids (when crushed, looks like a small blueberry stain) have taken over, and because of their infestation, yellow-jacket numbers have…

Twin mature Sugar Maples

Hello. We live in Waubaushene which is 50 kms north of Barrie and Zone 4/5, trees 80 ft tall and 2 ft diameter growing side by side on the edge of our woodland with Basswood, Birch, Cedar, Ash. For the…

Planting Japanese maple

I want to plant a Japanese maple in my front yard, it is north east facing. I live in North Brampton, and would also like to know what other plants would go well with it. I would also like to…

Ants in a Willow Tree

We have a giant willow tree on our front lawn. It has been there 50 years. We like it because it gives our property character. We usually get it trimmed every 5 years. This year we noticed the bark was…

Tapestry hedge

I would like to plant a tapestry hedge in my backyard, 175 feet long, I would like it casual not formal so little pruning and 8 to 10 feet tall. I live in the Niagara region clay soil, and it…